Digital Revolution – upcoming drum machine library for Kontakt

March 21, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Wave Alchemy has introduced Digital Revolution, an upcoming drum machine instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Since the release and subsequent update of Transistor Revolution MKII we have been busy behind the scenes working on a brand new instrument which is inspired by the classic digital drum machines of the past…

Powered by ‘Revolution Engine’ technology our forthcoming Digital Revolution virtual instrument puts vintage digital drum sounds from the 1980′s at your fingertips.

We have faithfully captured the unique sound of 9 iconic digital drum machines spanning from 1980 to 1989, including all sample variations of the original drum machines, tune, decay and various other settings. Each drum sound has also been re-sampled multiple times through an iconic ‘grey’ 12-bit sampler to allow for real-time re-sample/grit modes which can easily be selected from the instrument interface.

Digital Revolution features

  • 9 classic digital drum machines and 3 bonus analogue machines.
  • New ‘Character Mode’ allowing real-time selection of Lo-Fi (re-sampled), Hi-Fi and Original sound sources.
  • Sequence patterns quickly and easily using the ‘Revolution Engine’ step sequencer.
  • Mix and match drum sounds from 12 iconic drum machines in real-time and dynamically browse any available sound either by machine or drum voice.
  • Assign the same percussion sound to multiple voices to quickly play and sequence melodic patterns.
  • Easy synchronization with any host or DAW.

More info here >>

AlexB Releases “Tape and Saturators FX Pro”: Nebula Library of Four Hardware Tape Emulators

June 16, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The European software developer Alessandro Boschi aka AlexB has released “Tape and Saturators FX Pro,” his latest library for the Nebula VST plugin.

Nebula, from Acustica Audio, uses libraries sampled to extremely high specifications to emulate different types of vintage gear, including equalizers, filters, microphones, preamps, compressors, reverb and generic time-variant processors.

The prices are 20.00 EUR for the library, or $25.09 USD at today’s exchange rates, and 65,00 EUR special “Welcome” price for the TSX library bundle, or $81.54 USD at today’s exchange rates.

In short, the newest release from AlexB includes:

. 4 units sampled: ANM, DTE, FTS, MWT
. 38 differents programs at 7K and 5K
. Clean and Driven programs
. Real “Saturation” and “Warmth” controls
. Internal HPF SideChain for the compressors
. Special skin
. Over 1GB library programs
. Available as single library or as discounted bundle

More from AlexB, as he tells it:
“A collection of the best hardware tape emulators FX.

ANM
The ANM Tape Simulator is the first product that uses the analog process for modeling complex analog circuitry entirely in the analog domain Unlike digital plug-ins or processor-based outboard gear. The result is a faithful recreation of the original response, without using the original analog hardware. The circuit has been improved and a custom dard has installed.

DTE
DTE is a homemade unit that simulates a vintage tube tape machine with a mastering tube compressor and a tube saturator stage built in. Class A design, real tape and head circuitry digitally controlled.

FTS
It’s a modern digitally controlled analog device that offers many of the “musical non-linearities” exhibited by the older tube, class A discrete, and magnetic tape mediums. The unit has several compressor “types” with fixed attacks and releases. The unis has been enhanced for better sound characteristics.

MWT (Modern White Tape FX)
The MWT provides a remarkable simulation of true tape sound through the inclusion of genuine tape drive circuitry. This emulation circuit provides the nostalgic rounding and compression usually only achieved by the use of tape. This typically offsets the harshness often found in digital recordings. The unit has been enhanced in the DC and audio path with top grade audio components.

The programs:
Carefully sampled @96kHz and @44.1kHz in a professional recording studio with hi-quality audio and digital cables and master grade converters with audio levels perfectly matched and calibrated. They are precisely programmed without normalizing or other destructive digital processing. The programs don’t sound processed, harsh or digital as most plugins do, but instead sound like a natural extension of the original audio, gluing your tracks in the mix with an analog vibe.

Free demo available.

Programs characteristics and details in the user manual: http://www.alessandroboschi.eu/alexb/doc/Tape_and_Saturators_FX_Manual.pdf

Soundiron Tuned Artillery review

June 14, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

http://soundsandgear.com/soundiron-tuned-artillery-review checking out a tuned percussion library from Soundiron called Tuned Artillery for Kontakt 4 and Kontakt 5. Helmets, grenades, and artillery shells all turned into musical instruments.

Circuit bent TR-707

July 29, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Puremagnetik has released Devil07, an emulation of the classic Roland TR-707 as modified by Diabolical Devices with ring modulation, filtering, distortion and doubling type effects.

Devil07 is a classic Roland TR-707 drum machine instrument and much, much more! With close to 600 individual samples, and 21 banks of sounds, Devil07 will take you to places that the original 707 could never come close to.
The TR-707 used for this library was completely upgraded by master circuit bending technician Diabolical Devices. Using a system of patches and switches, each “bent” sound was explored and all of its expressions captured with high resolution a/d conversion. The library includes an enormous collection of “Mechanical”, “Bitpitched”, “Shorted” and “Rusted” sounds all categorized into individual banks.

Devil07 features
- Over 20 multi-sampled banks.
- Close to 600 high quality samples.
- Singly integrated Ableton Live Rack can be played as a seamless instrument.
- “Renoise Ready” XRNI files for instant playability.
- Kontakt KSP easy edit GUI

Devil07 is now available to Puremagnetik subscribers (requires Ableton Live 8.2.2, Kontakt 4.2, Logic 8 or Renoise 2).

Hologram Room FX sample library

July 29, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Hologram Room – vol.1 by usoproject
Hologram Room is the first bundle of the abstract Sound Design Collection produced by sound designers and composers Matteo Milani and Federico Placidi (aka U.S.O. Project).
The two gigabytes of “ready to use” original sound elements are designed to help sweetening and enhancing a sound production. The whole library is organized in eight main folders: Active Drones, Alarms, Blips, Buttons, Communications, Ignitions, Telemetries, Transitions. It provides a selection of out of this world drones and ambiences, futuristic sound effects and electronic tools.
The sound designers have been spending hours composing, editing, mixing these categories in Symbolic Sound Corporation Kyma and Avid Pro Tools. All of the audio files have been embedded with metadata for detailed and accurate searches in a asset management software.
A note about the mastering: the library has not been peak normalized, but loudness normalized, based on the recommendation by the European Broadcast Union. What does it mean? During the audition of the samples, they will have the same loudness level when played through monitors.
This work has been made possible by the aid of LevelOne, a program developed by Grimm Audio.EBU TECHNICAL provides all kinds of information about the EBU R128 loudness recommendation. The official R128 documents and guidelines can be found online, as well as introduction papers and videos.

Here is what is included in Hologram Room – vol.1:Folders:Active Drones (81 items)Alarms (26 items)Blips (52 items)Buttons (62 items)Communications (18 items)Ignitions (34 items)Telemetries (35 items)Transitions (123 items)Tab-delimited file (.txt)Excel spreadsheet (.xls)License Agreement (.pdf)Artwork (.jpg)
Audio Format: Broadcast Wave Files (.wav) Sample Rate: 48 kHz Bit Depth: 24-bit Size: 1.87 GB Download size is 1.66 GB (compressed .zip archive)
Price: $ 25

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